Xbox 360 External Hard drive expansion

Discus and support Xbox 360 External Hard drive expansion in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I have a 200GB hard drive that I've been using for about 5 years on my xbox. Back then it only let you format 30GB of it. But I saw that they removed... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by DOughDOughBIRD1, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Xbox 360 External Hard drive expansion


    I have a 200GB hard drive that I've been using for about 5 years on my xbox. Back then it only let you format 30GB of it. But I saw that they removed that restriction earlier this year. How do I format the rest of the hard drive so I can use the rest of
    the 170GB?

    :)
     
    DOughDOughBIRD1, Dec 25, 2015
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  2. KronJ0b
    KronJ0b Guest
    seagate 4TB not recognized

    Hello,

    I have this external drive:

    http://www.seagate.com/ca/en/extern...-drives/expansion-hard-drive/?sku=STBV4000100

    It works on my PC no problem, but the xbox one does not know it exists. Plugging it in does nothing. I have tried:

    * all the steps in the official troubleshooting guide

    * All USB ports on the xbox, hard reboots. ( it is fully updated also )

    * formatting the drive clean

    * removing the existing NTFS partition completely.

    this is the drive:

    http://www.seagate.com/ca/en/extern...-drives/expansion-hard-drive/?sku=STBV4000100

    Does anyone have any ideas?
     
    KronJ0b, Dec 25, 2015
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  3. Cryofuse
    Cryofuse Guest
    Xbox 360 2TB External USB Hard Drive Requirements?

    Hi,

    I would like to know if there are any minimum requirements for adding an external hard drive to the Xbox 360, apart from:

    • 2 TB Maximum capacity
    • USB 2.0
    I have ordered a Seagate Expansion External 3.5" Desktop 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive and would like to know if it is compatible?
    (For my Xbox ONE I have the 4TB model of the above which works perfectly).

    • Does the Xbox 360 support both 2.5" and 3.5" external drives?
    • Does the external hard drive require a power supply?
    • Are USB 3.0 hard drives compatible?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.



    .
     
    Cryofuse, Dec 25, 2015
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  4. Irixion
    Irixion Guest

    Xbox 360 External Hard drive expansion

    If you're talking about an external, just have the Xbox format the drive, and you'll be able to access the full storage allotment. Keep in mind though, that when formatting a drive, you lose all information on that, so you'll want to back up your important
    files first.
     
    Irixion, Dec 26, 2015
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  5. Obsessive Power Win User

    External hard drive not working

    Hi,

    External hard drives are not fast enough for Xbox Series X|S titles. Unfortunately you can't play these games off slow USB external hard drives. They need either be installed internally or to an optional Xbox Series X|S Expansion card.
  6. StuartATrueRed Win User

    Storage Device too slow error

    Xbox Series X|S games can only be installed on the console's internal storage or the external Seagate SSD card. Link here. External drives are too slow for those games. The external hard drive can only be used to install backward compatible games (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One).
  7. Francia J. Win User

    Why does my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) not stay installed?

    You're welcome and thank you so much for the update. Is there an external hard drive or expansion card plugged into your console?

    At this point, one of the possible reasons now is a corrupted external hard drive or expansion card.
  8. StuartATrueRed Win User

    What are the best options for adding storage Xbox series S?

    If it is a Series X|S games, then the game can only be installed on the internal drive or on a external Seagate storage expansion card

    https://www.xbox.com/en-Gb/accessories/hard-drives/seagate-expansion-card or a Western Digital one

    https://www.westerndigital.com/prod...sion-card-for-xbox-ssd?sku=WDBMPH0010BNC-WCSN These can store Xbox Series X|S games and be launched from them too.

    Any backward Compatible title (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One) can be installed on an external drive and played from there too.
  9. JoshuaValdez2 Win User

    The new expansion card for Xbox Series X

    Hi,

    Current external hard drives are USB 3.0 5,400 RPM mechanical hard drives. These drives are very slow compared to the Expansion card. You won't be able to run Series X/S games from current external hard drives, not even the 2.5" external SSD drives either.
    But, you will be able to archive your Series X/S games to these drives to save downloading again.

    The expansion card can run all compatible Xbox games. Which will be Series X/S, Xbox One and the BC Xbox 360 and original Xbox games on the BC list.

    Xbox One and other Backwards compatible games will load a lot faster on either the internal storage or the expansion card than they would if you ran them off your external hard drive.

    Microsoft has a video on YouTube showing 'The Outer Worlds' loading in just 11 seconds on a Series X/S SSD, compared to nearly 60 seconds on Xbox One.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wCX0n9Jci4
    I see. So how would i be able to transfer everything i have on my old hard drive to the new expansion card?
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